Twin triumph keeps Thompson on top
PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 July 2015
Young brother of Bobby Thompson continues successful streak in Ford Fiesta Junior Championships
Romford racer Aaron Thompson left Snetterton on Sunday evening with the maximum haul of possible points – a total of 64.
That was achievable after he was on pole for both races and turned that advantage into successes, which gives him a 16-point lead over rival Michael Higgs in the Ford Fiesta Junior Championships.
Thompson, who is the younger cousin of fellow Havering racing hopeful Bobby, didn’t have the best of starts to the weekend.
He suffered an engine blow-out during third practice, but a dash across country to the JamSport factory near Silverstone saw a new engine head delivered to the track with only a few hours until qualifying late on Saturday afternoon.
Thompson alleviated fears the engine replacement wouldn’t work by producing a blistering second lap which saw him set a pole time 1.5 seconds faster than second place.
In the first race on Sunday, Thompson had dropped back to fifth at one stage, but fought his way back to take the win.
The second race was stopped following a first-lap incident where fellow driver Carlito Mirraco suffered a high-speed impact with the Armco.
It was less eventful for Thompson, though, who pulled away and kept out of the melee to win with a 5.5secs lead.
It capped a superb weekend for the young Romford racer in the Ford Fiesta Junior Championship, which caters for 14 to 17 year olds and is growing in numbers and followers.
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